Kris Brown injury settlement?

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  1. Yankee_In_TX

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    Since McClain's article has a nonsensical sentence, can someone translate why Brown is on IR and we have to buy out his contract before he is released?
     
  2. DexmanC

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    He has plantar fasciitis. I guess this is the Texans way of giving him a
    severance package. God, this franchise is soooo sentimental.
     
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    Ryan, post a link to McLame's article. I haven't read it yet...
     
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    Dex, there is nothing wrong with a team being loyal to their players. It's actually kind of refreshing.
     
  5. Yankee_In_TX

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    I thought that for a second, but this is keeping him from being able to sign with another team.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7186997.html

    Huh?
     
  6. ChampionTexan

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    Substitute the word injured for injury and see if it makes more sense.

    NFL rules prohibit releasing an injured player without reaching an injury settlement. (God, this league is soooo sentimental.)
     
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    LOL, thanks - it does. I didn't know that - rep.
     
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    I say make him kick a 60-yard field goal.

    If he makes it, he gets the settlement.

    If he misses it, he doesn't.

    I would pay to watch an online video stream of it. And then Rackers kicks a 61-yarder right after that. LOL.
     


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    I don't know the rules about what injuries require IR or injury settlements or whatever, but doesn't it seem logical that if you can kick in a game trying to win a job, then you are healthy enough to cut? If you were too injured to be released, then you shouldn't have been out there kicking on Thursday night.

    Seems odd to me.
     
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    Could it be possible that the Texans are trying to drag the settlement out 2-3 weeks to see how Rackers does in the regular season? IF Rackers blows up worse than Brown did last year, they bring Brown back without giving him the chance to sign with another team.
     
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    Could this be a conspiracy in the event Rackers doesn't work out? What I mean is, by not cutting KB because of the injury, we prevent him from signing on with any other team and the Texans could use it to their advantage the first time Rackers shanks a FG. The injury can "miraculously" heal and it allows the Texans to give KB another shot to make the team (why am I hearing the X-files theme in my head all of a sudden? lol)
     
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    We must have just posted at the same time but this is basically the same logic I'm thinking in keeping KB on an injury settlement to see how Rackers works out.
     
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    The mysterious injury thing is done all the time in the NBA... back, hamstring, etc....
     
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    What are you guys talking about? If Brown doesn't take a settlement, he gets paid his entire salary for the season while on IR and is ineligible to play for the year. If he does take the settlement (a percentage of his salary), he's free to sign with another team.

    There is no semi injured reserve, where a team can IR a guy for awhile, then reach an injury settlement and re-sign him. Brown has to be waived prior to the season opener, or he's on IR for the year.
     
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    The difference may be we never IR'ed Brown?
     
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    IIRC, he was waived, pending injury settlement and at that time he would be fully released.
     
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    How many times has it been reported recently that a Texans player was put on IR, just to find out that it didn't officially occur until later.

    Reading this account of IR vs injury settlement NFL player example, it made me even wonder if that may be a reason for the additional unslotted 53rd man space (temporary).

     
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    Well, HT.com does indicate that he was placed on IR yesterday.

    LINK
     
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    Texan Bill you are on point again.
     
  20. ChampionTexan

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    I'm wondering if this is why he went from being simply released on Friday (which is reflected in NFL.com's transaction section) to being placed on IR yesterday (as confirmed on the Texans official website).

    Perhaps the original intent was an outright release, and subsequent to that, somebody decided the Plantar Fasciitis condition warranted Kris's situation be treated differently.
     

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